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What does the law say about underage sexting?

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Sexting is sending indecent images of yourself or others or sending sexually explicit messages. Sexting is commonly known as “trading nudes”, “dirties” or “pic for pic”.   The term ‘indecent images’ includes:  naked pictures;topless pictures of a girl;pictures of genitals;sex acts including masturbation; andsexual pictures in underwear. The Protection of Children Act of 1978 states it is an offence to take, make, have or publish photographs of a child (under 18).  This includes selfies; if you’re a teenager and take an indecent photograph of video of yourself, you are committing the offence: producing indecent imagery of a child”.  If you are under 18, and you take a sexually explicit image of yourself, you have committed the offence of making an
Randy Brits stock up on sex toys during lockdown.

Randy Brits stock up on sex toys during lockdown.

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People turned to sex toys as restrictions keep couples apart. Photo: Anna Shvets Coronavirus restrictions have sent sales of sex toys soaring, as Brits stock up during lockdown. With nowhere to go, and not much to do, Brits have turned to sex toys to satisfy their sexual urges. In the first two weeks of the March lockdown, sex toys sales increased by 25 per cent, according to the Daily Mirror. The trend has again been repeated during the current lockdown; Zuleika Philips, owner of Pleasure Drum, an online wellness and sex toy shop aimed at women of African heritage, told Westminster World: “Over the Covid period we have definitely seen an increase of about 30% pickup of toys.”  In addition, Ms Philips mentioned that they’ve also received a lot more interest from men. C
Online dating related crime reaches an all-time high

Online dating related crime reaches an all-time high

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  Source: Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash A rise in crime related to online dating is reaching alarming proportions with figures high as 2,054 offences in the past five years according to UK police. Despite figures, young Londoners believe first and foremost to be their responsibility to keep themselves safe from online predators. Amelia Le Brun, a former user of dating apps said: “if you’re using the apps you’re sort of aware of that risk and it’s up to you to speak to someone long enough before you exchange numbers and that sort of thing” Online dating sites are the mediums in which people seeking to connect either romantically or sexually, or both, find a platform to reach out to other individuals without having to disclose much information about themselves.  Young Lond
Is the human touch needed to put an end to online dating fails?

Is the human touch needed to put an end to online dating fails?

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Finding a life partner has long been a subject of concern especially after hitting your late 20’s. If you were of South Asian origin, grandmothers played cupid and had a major role in hand picking your future partner. Matchmaking in today’s world isn' just limited to the Asian household, it has come to be a well-known phenomenon globally. In London, particularly, matchmaking has turned into this million-dollar industry where professionals in their 30’s spend thousands of pounds in a quest to find the perfect match. 68% of people in the UK admit to have used online dating sites, but what is the probability that a computer algorithm will be successful in finding you the right match? Data found in 2014, shows the success rate of the different dating sites. With an overload of dating we